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. co then the fourth and final match set to go off in just a few moments. jim furyk and brandt snedeker. this was the match from yesterday, the number one player in the world, rory mcilroy and graeme mcdowell. gary? >> gary: keegan bradley has a chance for a birdie to win the hole and he and mickelson a 3-up lead a three. good effort, but the hole will be halved with pars. they will remain 2-up. we'll go to the first tee. >> your attention please. this is match number four, a foursome between the team represented by rory mcilroy. and graeme mcdowell. against the united states of america team represented by jim furyk and brandt snedeker. first on the tee representing europe, graeme mcdowell. >> dan: graeme mcdowell and rory mcilroy got up to a 3-up lead before the americans battled back, but in the end, it was mcilroy and mcdowell who grabbed the point with a 1-up victory. they lost yesterday afternoon, but this is one of the formidable duos for olazabal. >> gary: this is pulled just a little bit trying to cut back, but item not sure it will. >> on the e tee, representing the united stat
onth for androgel 1.62%. what are you waiting for? this is big news. >>> i'm jim cramer, and welcome to my world. >> you need to get in the game! >> firms are going to go out of business and he's nuts! they're nuts! they know nothing. i always like to say there is a bull market somewhere. "mad money," you can't afford to miss it. hey, i'm cramer. welcome to "mad money." welcome to cramerica. other people want to make friends. my job is not just to entertain you but to teach you. so call me at 1-800-743-cnbc. hey, there's tons of ways to watch a presidential debate. you can root for a candidate. [ applause ] you can measure whom you might want to vote for. or you can play a drinking game, whatever floats your boat. on a day when many stocks were buoyed by mitt romney's victory over president obama, let me tell you how i watched. i watched the debate within the parlance of my world, the stock world. i watched it with an eye towards making you some money. tweeting every potential stock idea triggered by either gentleman. ♪ how can you try to make money from the debate? le
to jim lehrer? he might as well not even showed up last night. he lost control of the debate and mitt romney ran all over him like a truck crushing a bug. we don't need a moderator for the next debate. we didn't have one last night. we'll talk about it, who won who lost, is it going to change anything. first, let's take a little time out to get the latest, today's current news update as always from lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi lisa, good morning. >> hey bill, welcome back. it is a good day to be back. good morning everyone. with the first debate under their belts the candidates are back on the campaign trail today. president obama starts out where he left off in denver then he heads to madison wisconsin. joe biden is in iowa and mitt romney is in virginia. but who wants to talk about all of that when what you really want to talk about is the debates. a lot of claims thrown around last night. we're going to do some fact checking for you this morning. but first let's start out with a bit of a recap.
." in wednesday's debate you saw romney pushing moderator jim lehrer around pretty much at will. eventually president obama joined in. but here is a flashback of the romne romney/lehrer face-off from jimmy fallon. >> it's my priority to repeal obama -- >> okay, now, governor romney you are well over the two minute allotted -- >> jim, i still have 30 seconds here on -- >> if -- >> jim, jim -- just politely going to hush you up a bit. >> going to keep you. >> na, na, na. >> respect the governor -- >> jim, do us all a favor and just -- i think it's a little weird that you're here still. you can just leave and do whatever you want. >> no, i'm the nod rater here. >> jim -- >> hold on now. i'm going to have to ask you to step down, okay? ja, ja, ja. >> that's just a noise. >> jim, jim, jim, would you shut the [ bleep ] up. >> that was a facsimile i think. more from the debate aftermath. the big bird nonsense continues. how did the former gop candidates feel about the mitt romney pledge to stop funding for pbs if elected president? first, rick santorum last night on cnn. >> would you kill big bird
. >>> i'm jim kramer. >> you need to get in the game! >> you're nuts! they know nothing. there is a bull market somewhere. "mad money," you can't afford to miss it. i'm kramer, welcome to "mad money." my job is not just to entertain you but to teach you. so call me. hey, there's tons of ways to watch presidential debate. you can root for a candidate. [ applause ] you can measure whom you might want to vote for. or you can play a drinking game, whatever floats your boat. on a day when many stocks were bouied over mitt romney's victory over president obama, let me tell you how i watched. i watched the debate within the area of my world. i watched it towards making you some money. tweeting every potential stock idea triggered by either gentleman. ♪ how can you try to make money from the debate? let me parse it for you. show you how it's done. going over the actual statements by each candidate translating them into cramerican. let me tell you, there were tons of cramericans on twitter. if you tweeted me about the debate, keep an idea on the ticker below. you may see your t
, that that wasn't discussed? >> i would have liked for jim lehrer to talk about it because we are facing what our secretary of defense, president obama's secretary of defense has described as a devastating impact it our national defense if this sequestration goes through. for the benefit of our viewers, it was a biproduct of the select committee that didn't succeed. and so this draconian cuts in both defense and nondefense is supposed to take place on the first of january. it would devastate our defense. we need the president to come and sit down with us. we have said, mr. president, come and lead. you are the commandener chief. that's your most important responsibility. please, sit down with us. we can avoid this sequestration, which could devastate the defense of our nation. we really have asked him to do that. and his response has been that he would do that if we agree to raise taxes to start with. that's not the way bill clinton negotiated. that's not the way -- that ronald reagan negotiated. that's know the way i have ever negotiated. >> greta: you imagine president clinton, his name came up
on twitter car romney told moderator jim lehrer he would cut funds to employer pbs, despite his love for certain sesame street character. >> i am sorry, jim, i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. i love big bird. i like you, too, but i am not one keep spending money on things to borrow money from china to pay for. >> we will expand the debate with third-party candidates after the headlines. turkey has launched strikes inside syria after a bomb fired from syrian territory killed five turkish civilians. the victims were a family of five and a village near the syrian border. the turkish deputy prime minister said his government had every right to respond with force. >> there has been in attack and citizens have lost their lives. there is definite response to international law. turkey is a nato member. certain nato treaty articles bring about certain responsibilities when one of its members is attacked. we're not blinded by rage, but we will protect our rights. >> wednesday's violence marked the day this cross border flare- up between the two countries since the uprising in syria began n
construct like we were in some sort of ideological debate. stocks are good. >> the data has jim mixed this week, but we did get numbers mixed and consumer confidence is good and unemployment and yet, jack welch, the former ceo of general electric as you just mentioned on squawk out on twitter today. he's been obviously critical of the white house for years now, but he says unbelievable jobs numbers. these chicago guys will do anything. can't debate so change numbers. that's the former head of a very large company. >> i'm on tv, and i remember jack sent me a fax when i was first on with mark haynes. i like you. i love jack. i'm trying to reconcile jack with the numbers because i trust jack and think he's terrific. i come back and say listen, they've been wrong -- he's jack. i don't think that they're phony. it doesn't make me feel that jack is off the reservation so much that i think that this particular issue -- i disagree with him. i read the tweet and i was, darn, jack, come on, man. >> let's say good is good. >> does this mark the turning point and we had david come out this mornin
will be joined by jim grant. we're going to talk about the best investing strategies for the rest of the year with him. first, let's get you up to speed on this morning's headlines. over to andrew. >>> friday we'll get the government september jobs report. could be a game changer for the election. we'll get a hint of what may be to come. the employment report coming at 8:15 eastern time. poll forecasters say the economy likely added 155,000 private payroll jobs this month. we'll bring you the number and get you instant reaction from joel prakken. in corporate news, richard schultz is pressing forward with a possible $11 billion buyout of the retailer. schultz and at least four private equity firms have reportedly started examining the books of the economy. at the same time, he is said to be negotiating individually with the pe firms on the details of how his roughly 20% stake in the company would contribute and what role he might be playing after a buyout. and oracle ceo larry ellison says the company won't be making any major acquisitions during the next couple years. in an interview on "clo
that the candidate's message has grown hazy. vowing to sharpen the campaign. it is going to be sharp, jim. >> like cheddar cheese. >> stephanie: one day it's a dog, then a rabbit, then a squirrel. this is what the campaign has become. [ laughter ] >> shiny thing. >> stephanie: moose, squirrel. [♪ mysterious music ♪] >> stephanie: i said this a couple of weeks ago. the campaign is going to consist of him pointing to objects. >> trees lakes, pancakes -- >> stephanie: clouds. he just said that last week. look at the clouds. >> chair. >> stephanie: chair. doughnut. >> ahhhhh. >> caveman lawyer. >> stephanie: and they told him stop talking about medicare and the budget -- just talk about your love of the outdoors. this is what we have gotten to. paul ryan going i like air, and so shoot things outside in the air. [ laughter ] >> here is the rifle i bought for my daughter. >> stephanie: i bought my 10-year-old daughter a rifle for christmas. >> rifles tend to have recoil. >> stephanie: girls flying into the jukebox. all right. 45 minutes after the hour. right back on the "stephanie mill
. they also eat babies. obama truly is the drone president. the real variable is time. will jim lerher prevent the empty walk-about? mitt needs to hit hard. benghazi, bam. high unemployment, you kill a pipeline, bam. greece crumbles under entitlement, and you bloat government more? bam. all you need is facts. after that, obama probably shake his head. think of clooney. clooney will think of him. eva will want to cradle him. matt damon will sleek naked at the moon. yes, obama seeks sympathy. along with a hand sheikh. box for his things. maybe two. there is the nobel peace prize. we have andrea in denver, colorado, which is a state, i believe. there you are. >> andrea: the 57t 57th. >> greg: it is. in my mind, the focus has to be on libya, but this is all about domestic issues. are they going to change the format so we address the most important topic of the week or month or year? >> andrea: greg, unfortunately, i don't think so. if you look at the format now, it's all on the economy. if i were jim lerher i'd have more flexibility. it's dominating the headlines finally. if i'm romney, i'd bring
is still well above the national average. wolf. >> jim acosta joining us, thanks very much. let's dig deeper right now with our chief political analyst gloria borger. gloria, this unemployment number, the new number, how important is it to each of these two candidates? >> well, first of all it's got to be a real boost for president obama as jessica was talking about earlier. if not reality, then also a real psychological boost to get below that 8% figure. very important to them. because what it does, wolf, is it plays into the poll numbers that we've already been seeing, which is that people believe that things are getting better. the numbers are still not where the president wants them to be. but if it plays into a sense of optimism in this country, that's very good for the president. but overall you're going to hear the same refrain from both campaigns. the president's going to say that he's added more than 5 million jobs, and mitt romney's going to say there's still 23 million unemployed. >> you've spent a lot of time covering mitt romney. you did that excellent documentary all of
in the race for the white house? good morning. welcome. i'm melissa lee along with carl quintanilla and jim cramer. david faber is at the economic summit in larue, texas. he'll join us from there in just a few minutes to kick off an exclusive interview with meg whitman. let's have a look at the futures this morning. we are seeing a positive bounce here. we are digesting, as we mentioned, last night's debate as well as jobless claims which came in lower than expected. the previous week was revised slightly higher. we are, of course, looking ahead to the jobs report on friday. as for europe, the ecb, as expected, holding the course on rates. we are looking at these headlines crossing from mario dragi. we'll monitor those as to where he will stand and the ecb stand on future rate cuts. >>> our road map starts in denver where president obama speaks this morning, trying to counter the widespread perception that he lost last night's debate. his in-rate contract down 7%, but do stocks have to start pricing in a romney rebound? >> the ecb standing pat on rates as expected as the pressure on spain t
blamed john kerry, the debate prep guy. david axelrod blamed jim lehrer. al gore blamed the altitude. but nobody -- nobody blamed the president for being unprepared and outclassed by mitt romney last night. >> dana, take us deep into the psychology. what was going on? he looked like a man defeated. >> he sort of faded into the background initially. then i thought maybe it will get better. at the one hour mark, i thought wow, this is over. i thought romney was very bold. but he was also something different that he was fresh. and there is a huge gulf between the man that had been painted in the media and by the obama campaign for the last seven or eight months. and then the person they saw last night. that's why i think it was so effective for mitt romney because people were so surprised. wait, like who is this guy? this is not the guy we thought he was. and so he had a great debate. incumbents presidents usually don't do well on the first debate in their election year. so obama will have a couple more chances. no doubt, there is only one person in america who thinks he won the debate.
. the debates go on and on and on. tmz caught up with jim lehrer moderator of the debate. there was this whole controversy over the debaters, the moderators are not supposed to sort of step into the debates and be kind of quiet. maybe was jim lehrer a little too quiet? tmz caught up. this is what he had to say. >> do you feel you were disrespected by president obama and governor romney? >> i didn't expect much. >> they worried that he was treated like a doormat was part of the possibility. >> yeah. they both kind of ran right over him. give me more time. i'm going to continue. jim didn't seem to have a lot of control in the debate. >> it's hard, though, rob. >> it's intimidating. how do you tell the president, how do you control that? has to be a better way. other people have done a better way. i don't think other moderators, whether it's our own martha raddatz or candy crowley, i think you would have seen a different tone. >> should have considered simon cowell. for this role. exactly. >> exactly. >> who was on -- >> jim, 12th, perhaps final. >>> real quick news here. j-lo in paris for fashio
no idea. i have absolutely no idea why. i'm surprised jim lehrer didn't ask about it. i was surprised romney didn't affirmatively try to defuse it himself. i was surprised that obama didn't bring it up. biggest surprise for me of the night is that it didn't come up. it's been the dominant thing in our debate for the last few weeks. >> david axelrod is coming up. jon meacham, you look over the past 25 years, 30 years or so, and you look at the republican presidential candidates who all have strengths, they've all been remarkable men in their own way, but not good debaters. you know, republicans have held our breath through the john mccain debates and the george w. bush debates and the bob dole debates and the george h.w. debates. again, a great man, a horrific debater. you know, the famous jon lovitz line, "i can't believe i'm losing to this guy." playing michael dukakis. you really do have to go back to ronald reagan to find a republican that was in command during a presidential debate. and i predict that's going to excite the republican base in a way it hasn't been excited in a very
despite mitt romney doing this. >> i'm sorry, jim, i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs, i'm going to stop other things. i like pbs. i like big bird. i actually like you, too. i'm not going to spend money on things to borrow money from china to pay for it. >> he [ bleep ] fired big bird! he still won walking away. romney won with the sound up. >> you're entitled to your own airplane and your own house but not to your own facts. >> romney won with the sound off. dude, he's yelling at you! look up! look up! what are you looking at? what are you writing that's so important? what are you doing -- oh, that's not -- oh, i didn't realize. that is impressive work. i didn't realize that. maybe you could give that to mitt romney as a souvenir of the night he crushed you in that debate. >> my gosh. okay. >> so that's what he's doing. because i'm sitting there going, what's he doing? >> good morning, everyone. >> it makes more sense. it fills in the blank. >> that gives us proper context. >> it is friday. it is friday, thank god. i need two days away from all of you people. october 5th. >> mika, hold
'm not worried about gold yet. >> we will say thank you to you. jim tisch. "squawk on the street" starts right now. >>> tonight is the big night. we've got the first of three presidential debates, an estimated 60 million americans are going to watch. will it be the turning point for the tight race for the white house? good morning. welcome to "squawk on the street." i'm carl quintanilla along with melissa lee and jim cramer. meanwhile, david is at barefoot. >> reporter: good morning. we're down here at barefoot. >> david, we'll talk to you in a moment. a lot to consider, a lot of data out in the last few moments, including adp, which we will talk about as well. we will see if we add to these gains when we get to manufacturing ism. over in europe, we continue to watch every move out of the prime minister of spain and the first rating agency to take that country's debt to junk status. >> our road map starts with signs of hope in the labor market. days before the september jobs report on friday, could this juice the market ahead of the first presidential debate tonight? >> adp and deutsch deal cr
of that on their commodities markets, as well. jim o'neill was in with me this morning again talking about the shift in china from quantity to quality which he thought actually would damage australia more and benefit somewhere like mexico, as well. so he has a trade on of short u.s. dollar, long mexico peso. back to you. >> all right, ross. stay tuned. 6:45. is it five hours -- i don't know. all right. >> half an hour. >> yeah, it's in a half hour. but don't you have to add five hours to that? no? coming up, take's weath etoday' of forecast and our squawk sports report. in person early voting begins today, but you tonight hayou do to prove it's you. who would ask for an i.d.? that's ridiculous. ohio joins 30 other states. and john harwood joins us to talk 308 ticks next. [ male announcer ] for the dreamers... and those well grounded. for what's around this corner... and the next. there's cash flow options from pnc. solutions to help businesses like yours accelerate receivables, manage payments, and help ensure access to credit. because we know how important cash flow is to reaching your goals. pnc bank. for
along with carl quintanilla and jim kramer. we have green arrows across the board. look at the picture in europe stemming from this report that spain could ask for a bailout as early as this weekend. so we'll see if that happens. that rumor certainly has been in the market. for now it is giving us a positive bid on the futures and the european markets. we'll start out with the road map beginning with follow-through to tomorrow's rally. this time pimico's bill cross has some not-so-nice things to say act america's addiction to debt, let's say it involves kris mall meth. >>> and google becoming the most valuable company after apple. how much is left in the tank at these record highs? >>> and american airlines facing serious questions after a second flight was found have loose seats. how much traffic do they stand to lose and which rivals are poised to benefit? but futures right now moving higher one day after upbeat manufacturing data helped lift the dow and the s&p 500 to gains in the first trading session of the fourth quarter. hopes for a bailout request from spain also adding to the
, colorado, down to dallas, had problems with loose seats. and as jim avila reports, federal officials are already investigating two other flights, both boeing 757s, with the very same issue. >> during climbout, rows passenger seats, row 12 d, e, and f, came loose on the floor. >> reporter: american airlines flight 685, from boston to miami, diverted in mid-flight, declaring an emergency and landing at jfk in new york, because a row of seats had disengaged from its rail on nearly a nearly full flight. one of the displaced passengers is moved to the flight attendants' jump seat. but fearing turbulence en route, the captain decides to land before the loose row becomes an in-flight missile. >> we don't want that thing flying around and hurting the passengers behind it. the seat is loose and can rotate pretty quickly. >> reporter: a second american flight, from jfk, this time, to miami, turned back after takeoff because of loose seats. elevating american's struggles from inconvenience, to safety concerns. >> i think it could be sabotage. or it could just be sloppiness. but either way, it's
lothian, reporting live from denver this morning. >>> perhaps the bigger loser last night was jim lehrer. the reviews are in and they're not good. some say he blew it, the worst moderator ever. bill keller called lehrer road kill. he could not even level an attack directed at his own network. >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. i like pbs, big bird. i actually like you, too, but i'm not going to keep spending money on things to borrow money from china to pay for it. >> cnn political analyst and editorial director of the national journal. hi, ron. >> good morning, carol. >> i know it's not the most important issue of the night. plenty of people actually think lehrer helped mitt romney by allowing him so much time to answer questions. fair? >> i don't know. he has been an important force in presidential debates. last night was not a good night for him. the new format has a lot of strength, allows you to drill down on a subject, providing sustained focus on one area at a time. and he simply did not take advantage of it. he didn't have meaningful follow-ups. he didn't challenge them. he
. >> good. so i'll get rid of that. i'm sorry, jim, i'm going to stop the subsidize to pbs. i'm going to stop other things. i like pbs, i like big bird, i actually like you too. >> of course social media blew up on that big bird comment. it wasn't long before a new twitter account popped up, the handle fired big bird. big bird even posted this picture of himself on the "sesame street" stoop holding a will work for food sign. >> so who was telling the truth in the debate last night? we'll do some fact checking when jonathan strong of roll call joins us in our next half hour. >>> some of the other top stories we're following for you this morning, a meningitis outbreak is killing people across the nation, including here in maryland and virginia. two people have died in those states, and the cdc says the number of cases has risen to 26 nationwide, killing a total of four people. the outbreak is a rare form of the infection stemming from a steroid injection used to treat back pain. now, the steroid was made in massachusetts. it's since been recalled. >>> a 17-year-old boy dropped his bro
anchor jim lehrer might not feel the same way. >> i'm sorry, jim, i'm going to stop this to pbs. i like pbs, big bird and you too, but i'm not going to keep spending money on things to borrow money from china to pay for it. >> reporter: the two men will square off again october 16. bigad shaban, cbs news, denver. >>> both men hit the campaign trail today and the president will hold a rally in denver and wisconsin. mitt romney will be in virginia campaigning with his running mate. >>> last night we teamed up with our counterparts at our sister newspaper "u.s.a. today" for a fact check session. >> every statement the candidates made was immediately dissected. derek mcginty has more with the "u.s.a. today"'s political editor. >> reporter: there was a lot to talk about, a lot of facts, especially the $5 trillion in tax cuts. president owe bottom ma -- president obama says that's what romney wants to do romney says not me. >> his central economic plan calls for a $5 trillion tax cut on top of the extension of the bush tax cuts. that's another trillion dollars and $2 trillion in additional mi
's meth. a well deserved honor for jim jennings named defensive player of the month in the nfc. jim jennings leads the nfl with four interceptions. he set the off seasonspend the off-season studying video and came into the game determined to correct his mistakes. i never doubted my athletic ability i just want to work on making plays inside the best opportunities. the bears' defense sparkled against dallas and the cover to scheme has worked well the quarterbacks in the rest of the defense love him but for brian are lacquered he feels like the lonely man in the middle i am being selfish i really involved in the play. it's just kind of running through the metal and hoping something happens i am really good at congratulating people the number one high fiber when someone explodes. we told you earlier the national hockey league canceled games the players have been locked out and no new contracts have been scheduled is a bleak picture right now. the owners want the player to lower their pay from 47 57-47%. this will be nasty before it gets better. it's frustrating but from what we have
everything we can to make maps better. this is significant. if only symbolically, guys, david, jim, we don't hear apologies out of this company very often if at all. >> there has been very little to apologize for. this is a true gaffe. those who have read the fabulous book would know steve jobs i believe would never put an inferior product in people's hands even if it meant an apple product that he could lay claim to. and this was a major departure. we saw this with microsoft. jobs would make deals with microsoft. he didn't want to make a deal with microsoft but obviously if it was a better product he did it. >> yeah. he did. and people have raised the question as to whether steve jobs was still alive and running the company whether maps would have been released in this state or he simply would have said you stink it stinks you're fired make it better. >> you stink and i don't like you. >> also in the book it was very clear steve jobs had, not had it in for but really watching android, wanting to block that out as a competitor. this was one way of keeping google a competitor off the apple
was a republican, i would vote for john cornyn. but all your money comes from jim demint and the super pac. that is his biggest competition. we all know that. you will not answer the question. >> jim demint has made it clear he is not running for leadership. what i said, i said i think it would be presumptuous for me to commit to a leadership vote until the election. you showed no hesitancy -- >> we are going to go on. in the next session, they will sort out their leaders in the next session. we are tentatively going to move on to immigration. >> mr. sadler, stopping illegal immigration, there have been proposals like tripling the size of border patrol or building expensive fences or walls. however, there are 11.5 million illegal residents in our country today. 1.6 million in texas alone. illegal immigrants. do you support a path to citizenship for people here illegally enter yes i do. -- illegally? >> yes, i do. our border, a lot of texans may not know, el paso is the safest city its size in america. our border is a great economic engine, a great cultural factor, it is a diverse cultural
the reagan agenda. jim baker and others, very strong legislative affairs office. and really ability, it was impressive what they did we look back on, picking up 70, 80 democrats in the house. we look at history, reagan won and, therefore, inevitably going to get all the stuff, that's not how the code works. it will be worth looking at those. >> governor ronny wilson have difficulty. just a change of administration. and a confirmation process right now is awful. and so you probably will have to have the new term for czars are, that are in the administration trying to kabul together the jurisdiction of greece agencies to push whatever needs to be done. spent i'd like to involve our audience here, so if you have a question raise your hand. we have a question over here. we have a microphone over here, if you can take it over here. if you can give us your name and your organization. we would ask you to keep your questions brief so we can get to as many people as possible. >> there was al gore's reinventing government, but really what it comes down, no matter who is elected, the president
to come up with stanford for much harder graduated and promote jim and john denver graduated, but starting quarterback in the super bowl. then last one is really hard but have given you a clue. have already said his last name. benjamin harrison who matriculated at miami university of ohio and who is a quarterback , been in office burger of that team purpose per that shall not otherwise be named. so that's a little presidential trivia for you, and i also always give a little mix and stir when i come back. thinking to prepare my remarks when latter is being built. sandino's as well as i do. the real director of the nixon library was richard nixon. he designed and oversaw it and every detail was of interest to him. but probably the thing he was least interested in was a room which is even here anymore, the domestic policy room which has been redone. the league kind of such a together at the last minute. one of those exhibits was about the endangered species act. president nixon as you may or may not know, greatest of a terminal president in the history of the united states son and heir the cl
of some of the seats in the cabin got loose. abc's senior correspondent jim avila is here. >> reporter: good morning, josh. abc news has confirmed that american airlines is investigating how and why a row of seats aboard one of its boeing 757s, flying between boston and miami came loose from the coach cabin in mid flight on saturday night. forcing the pilot to go to j.f.k. airport in new york. while no one was hurt, three passengers were moved to other seats in the cabin, and once the plane landed safely, the passengers and all of them boarded another flight to miami. they suffered a three-hour delay. the faa and american have been investigating the cause of the issues. american, of course, has been suffering through labor issues as it goes through bankruptcy in attempts to cut its maintenance workforce. this comes on top of lots of problems for the airline as it suffers what it fears are pilot sick-outs and delays that have inkconvenienced passengers. what has happened so far, the faa said it's monitoring closely. the union has nothing do with this or any of the delays. josh? >>> brea
i'm jim cramer, and i will see you tomorrow! >>> this morning on "early today," unfriendly skies. the faa investigates two separate instances of loose seats on american airlines flights. >>> political showdown. president obama and mitt romney hunker down for their high stakes debate in denver. >>> and bumpy ride. a 10-year-old philadelphia boy is arrested after swiping and crashing a van. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with air scare. suspicion is swirling around american airlines after two flights in three days were returned to new york's jfk airport. the reason, passenger seats came loose on both planes. the first incident occurred on a flight from miami to boston. >> during climb out, passenger seats row 12d, e and f came loose out of the floor. passengers are unable to sit in that seat. >> the federal aviation administration says seating in both planes had recently undergone maintenance. the airline has grounded eight 757s for
. inspection inside the airline had now found more loose seats on more planes and abc's jim avila is here with the very latest. good morning, jim. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. everything is on stake for american airlines, as passengers wonder what is next after a rash of rare seat disconnects in midair. american airlines on the offensive this morning after reports of yet another plane, this time an american flight from vail to dallas last wednesday, having rows of seats come loose. the third report in less than a week. >> we have seats loose in the back. and we need to return to base. >> reporter: the airline insisting those frightening maintenance issues that allowed the seats to attach forcing at least two jumbo jets to abort their trip have nothing to do with the airline's bankruptcy or labor troubles. >> this is a mechanical issue. it's not related to anything despite all of the rumors and speculation. >> reporter: that may not be enough for frightened passengers like this woman, too skittish to allow her face to be shown. >> the seat flipped backwards. so, people were essent
, just to distract from the pain that i was going through, so i got in a relationship with jim carrey at the time and really allowed my mind to get caught up in, you know -- >> reporter: the romance. >> the romance, to numb, to numb really what i was going through. >> reporter: she turns 40 next month and after a long-term relationship with carrey and recently with football player brian urlacher, mccarthy is single again. she still doesn't believe in god, but that doesn't mean she's given up on her wild side. you constantly break this sexy girl stereotype by being smart and savvy and then you go and pose for playboy again. >> crazy. >> reporter: what's up with that? >> stereotyping is the biggest mistake you can ever do on anybody. i am an amazing mother. i am an amazing, i think, author and workhorse. and i'm also an amazing, like, fun, want to be sexy kind of girl. >> reporter: for "nightline," i'm juju chang in chicago. >> the amazing jenny mccarthy. thanks to juju for that. >>> next up, lions and tigers and monkeys, oh, my. we meet the team confronting out of control pet owners wh
the problem. here's abc's jim avila. >> reporter: american has grounded half its fleet of 757s, its domestic long-range workhorse, taking out for a second round of faa monitored fixes to prevent passenger seats from becoming dislodged in the air. the airline engineering team decided the locking mechanism that secures the seats to the floor, must be enhanced. >> we have a unique situation of a track that had become somewhat worn. and it was where some soda spilled down over time and allowed the seats to become dislodged. >> reporter: another setback for american airlines which suffered record delays in september, for what it claims were labor troubles. claiming its pilots intentionally caused delays twice as often as competitors. the seat issue ratcheted up the airline's troubles. the seats on three flights had come unhinged. earlier this week, american said it finished its inspections. but it's ordering mechanics to fix the seats again, wherever the 48 planes involved land next. a move that will cause cancellations and more delays until saturday. >>> sources tell abc news that federal invest
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